Apeiron is an extremely addictive and well polished Centipede arcade game for 1990's Macs. This game was very popular among System 7 users even on low end Macs. It offered fluid, high frame rate action gameplay accompanied by catchy background music and sound effects.
Apeiron was so popular that it later got a remake for PowerPC Mac OS X in 2004 called Apeiron X and it was also made compatible with Intel Mac OS X in 2008.
Apeiron.bin (3.17 MiB / 3.32 MB)
Apeiron v1.0.3 installer / Binary encoded, use Stuffit Expander
Apeiron_1_0_3.zip (5.91 MiB / 6.19 MB)
Apeiron v1.0.3 installer as Toast CD image (w/ sprite mods: Muppets, Simpsons, Star Trek, Star Wars) / Zipped
Apeiron_-_1.0.2.sit (273.37 KiB / 279.93 KB)
Apeiron v1.0.2 update (requires full v1.0.0 install) / compressed w/ Stuffit
Apeiron_-_1.0.1.sit (121.39 KiB / 124.3 KB)
Apeiron v1.0.1 update (requires full v1.0.0 install) / compressed w/ Stuffit
Apeiron_conversion_files.sit (2.8 MiB / 2.94 MB)
Conversion files only (sprite mods: Gory, Muppets, Simpons, Star Trek, Star Wars) / compressed w/ Stuffit
Architecture: 68K + PPC (FAT)
At least 2.8MB of free RAM (3.5MB for v1.0.3)
Mac OS 7.1 - Mac OS 9.2.2
Note: Unfortunately, sometimes with exceptional games comes exceptional trouble emulating them. This game does NOT work correctly under Basilisk II or SheepShaver. The only way to be able to play the game, bypassing the mouse control issues, is to use QEMU w/ Mac OS 9, which is very suboptimal, since this game runs perfectly fine on a real Mac from the early 90's with System 7, but hey, at least it works under QEMU. Also, Apeiron v1.0.3 has InputSprocket support and is also PowerPC native so it makes sense to run it under Mac OS 9.
Emulating this? It should run fine under: QEMU